August 23, 2008 15:48
Dirty Pretty Things cover Nirvana at Reading Festival
Carl Barat forsakes Libertines songs for a legendary 'Nevermind' cover
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Dirty Pretty Things covered Nirvana's 'In Bloom' during their Main Stage performance at Reading Festival today (August 23).
Carl Barat and co played a high-octane set to the crowd, though opted not to include any songs by the frontman's old band The Libertines.
Instead, Barat announced that the band were "gonna do a song by an old band for you now," at which point they launched into 'In Bloom', from Nirvana's 1991 classic album 'Nevermind'.
The cover, which didn't differ wildly from Nirvana's version, saw the crowd attempt to form a circle pit.
The biggest crowd response, however, was reserved for Dirty Pretty Things' own 2006 debut single, 'Bang Bang You're Dead'
Guitarist Anthony Rossomando ended the band's set by diving headfirst into the crowd, much to the security team's annoyance.
Eventually, after making it back to the stage, he collapsed to his knees.
Dirty Pretty Things played:
'Holly Go Lightly'
'Buzzards & Crows'
'Doctors & Dealers'
'Blood Thirsty Bastards'
'Gin And Milk'
'Bang Bang You're Dead'
'You Fucking Love It'
Watch the band walk on stage below.
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